Tag: women artists

“Belladonnas” opens Thursday, March 1st

2650 Main Street
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Kettle Art Gallery
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226

Hours of operation
Thursday & Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, 12-7 p.m.

Gallery owner
Frank Campagna

Web: www.kettleart.com
Email: info@kettleart.com

Kettle Art proudly presents “Belladonnas”, a women’s collective exhibit showcasing the talent of local and diverse Dallas artists who exhibit strength, grace, and optimism in the community. In celebration of National Women’s History Month, this exhibit exemplifies the persistence, acceptance, and beauty of being a woman.

Opening Reception, Thursday, March 1st from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

This exhibit runs through Sunday, April 8th.
A special sneak peek begins Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00pm.


ERIN CURRY displays the underlying beauty and marvelousness of the world.

MINJI KANG-WATROUS shares her customary Korean influences, highlighting the beauty in her culture.

DANI KENT depicts images of femininity, resilience, and growth.

JAMIE WALTERS provides hope and gratitude for a woman’s journey through life.


ERIN CURRY: “Starting off as a biologist, I knew my affinity for the natural world was something I needed to pursue. While working for the Dallas Zoo, I discovered that I was to be a biologist turned artist. I picked up drawing about 4 years ago, and now I am showing my work all over the country.

Using NanoLiner ink pens, I draw my unique cubist characters onto handmade wood panels as well as Bristol media paper, which I then elevate into shadowboxes. The subject matter is inspired not only by my biology background, but for my love of anything oddly beautiful. I want my work to inspire and bring attention to the underlying beauty and marvelousness of the world around us!”

MINJI KANG-WATROUS: Minji is a Korean-born artist, currently living in the Dallas area. She is a self-taught artist who has been creating art for the last 15 years. Her work is a modern take on the traditional arts that have been passed down from her mother, who is an established Korean artist. Minji incorporates hanji (traditional Korean paper), as well as multimedia elements in her works, focusing on nature. From series to series, her works evolve. Previous works include a juxtaposition of nature to architecture, and the beauty of nature with contrast in finish.

For years, Minji has created art to assist and raise funds for numerous art auctions and fundraisers. Her work is known throughout the Dallas art community by her signature detailed floral, geometric, and abstract designs on board. The simplicity of her compositions inevitably draws the viewer closer for a more appreciated visual balance, which she perfects through depth and perspective.

DANI KENT: Dani Kent specializes in realistic, yet whimsical, watercolor paintings. She is a practicing artist and local art educator, born and raised in DFW. Her artwork depicts images of femininity, resilience, and growth arising from the exploration of those themes in her life and in the lives of those around her.

It is through her love of family, and in the service of education, that her art is shaped. Her work investigates themes of motherhood, and the dichotomy of femininity. There is a pervasive wonder in Dani’s watercolor paintings as she investigates the play between the subtleties of building gradual color fields to bold contrasting values. She exhibits a love for the fluidity of her medium to achieve a steadiness between hard and soft. Conceptually, her work focuses on the contrast and struggle between tough and gentle, resilience and beauty, and a womanly balance between power and grace.

JAMIE WALTERS: Jamie’s work represents the bright, beautiful light at the end of the tunnel. If you’re struggling through life, the vibrant colors give you hope. If you’re “living in the light,” the art is a daily reminder of gratitude.

The striking colors, flow of the brush, and elegant use of the pallet knife make Jamie’s work unique. Her signature style completes each piece with a resin technique.

“The most exhilarating feeling is finding a piece of art you connect with and love. It might not be the largest and most pristine piece in the show, but you have an undeniable connection to it.”

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Women of Ro2 Opens NEXT Saturday, March 3!

Image: Cuyler Etheredge, Let it Snow, 2017

Opening Reception: Women of Ro2

OPENING: Saturday, March 3, 7-10pm
Ro2 Art Downtown Pop-Up
1508 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Best parking at Neiman Marcus Garage – 1600 Commerce

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Texas Women’s Caucus for Art: Call for Artist Submissions

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Call for Artist Submissions
Texas Women’s Caucus for Art “Women’s Art Fair”
The Women’s Museum Building, Fair Park
April 5th-9th, during Dallas Arts Week
Submission deadline: March 6, 2017
Artists Notified: March 20, 2017

The Texas chapter of the WCA seeks female, or female identifying, artists of all disciplines for our upcoming exhibition/alternative art fair in the Women’s Museum Building at Fair Park, April 5th-9th, during Dallas Arts Week. The show will be curated by a professional, local curator who will select the works to be included. (Note: If you enter more than one piece, each piece may be accepted) This anti-art fair will promote women in the arts in Texas and showcase the work of creative minds that have been under recognized by art institutions and establishments. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your work in a beautiful building dedicated to women. This exhibition will provide ample exposure, as it will have extensive advertising by both the organization and Fair Park, and will receive a lot of press. All selected artists will receive one image on our exhibition page with a link to their website.

Artist Requirements:

  • Female, or female-identifying, artist living in Texas
  • There is no budget for installation, so artist must ship/deliver/install/de-install works themselves. If the artist cannot be there for installation and/or de-installation, a volunteer preparator will handle the work.
  • If selected, the artist must sign a damage liability waiver.
  • There are no stipulations for medium and all submissions will be considered, including but not limited to 2D, 3D, video, installation, and performance art.
  • Artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception the night of April 5th.

Submission Requirements and Checklist

  1. Submission Fee
    • Current TX WCA members submit for free
    • Non-members have two options:
      1. Join Texas WCA for $65, get member benefits for a year and submit up to 10 images (to do this, visit nationalwca.org, join through the National organization and make sure you designate TX as your local chapter)
      2. Pay $30 and submit up to 6 images via PayPal
  2. Send the following information in a single PDF to submissions.txwca@gmail.com
    • Your name & contact information
    • Artist statement
    • Bio and/or CV
    • Image list (Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name)
  3. Attach image files in the e-mail, as instructed below
    • File Set Up: Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 3MB or less each (saved)
    • Name Files: firstname_lastname1.jpg, firstname_lastname2.jpg, etc…
    • If the files are too large to send through e-mail server, please send using free online transfer service WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com/)

Submission deadline is March 6, 2017

Submitted by Texas Women's Caucus for Art. Email: submissions.txwca@gmail.com

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Dallas Edition: Call for Nasty Women Exhibition


This is the Dallas sister of the Nasty Women exhibition launched in New York. It is one of many national exhibitions organized around the demonstration of solidarity among female artists and allies who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, abortion rights, immigration rights, racial and environmental justice. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights.

This call is open to Nasty Women Artists of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, gender or non-gender identifications, economic backgrounds, immigrants and non-immigrants.

This exhibition will take place on March 3rd, the anniversary of the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade on Washington. We hope to honor the struggle of our fore-mothers, while also acknowledging their shortcomings. It is no secret that historically feminism has been plagued by a general white-washing of equality with only the causes of cisgendered, straight, able bodied, white women being worth fighting for. This has been a mistake in the struggle for equality. The Dallas Nasty Women Exhibition encourages explorations of women’s history and women’s rights through all of the intersectional lenses those who identify as women must push through.

100% of proceeds from the sale of artworks will go to Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center. Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center is committed to the prevention of sexual violence in North Texas and compassionately serving those impacted by it. www.dallasrapecrisis.org

March 3, 7 – 9 pm reception and sale

March 4, gallery open 10 am – 2 pm cash/card and carry

All work must be for sale. Any work that does not sell must be picked up by the artist. In an effort to raise the most funds while providing affordable art by great artists, we ask that you price your work no less than $20 and no more than $250.

Due to space limitations, work must not be larger than 12 inches in any direction. Works in any media are accepted (please email us regarding sound, video, or new media). All work must be ready to display (unframed work will be affixed to wall with clips or magnets)

While a submission fee is not required for this exhibition, there is a $5 suggested donation to offset the costs of the exhibition and support the efforts of the Studio, a space dedicated to free artist residencies in social practice and free community programming. Donations can be made here.

How to Submit Your Work:

Submission Forms must be received by February 17, 2017. The work itself must be dropped off at Sunset Studios on Sunday, February 26, between 12-3pm.

By submitting to the Nasty Women Exhibition you are agreeing to allow us to use your name and work image to help promote the exhibition. You are responsible for the drop off/shipping of your work, if it does not sell you are responsible for the pick up/shipping costs for its return. If you will be shipping work, please use 1811 Balboa Pl Dallas, TX 75224, and request a signature upon delivery.

Drop Off For The Exhibition

Sunday, February 26, 12 – 3 pm
at Sunset Art Studios, 1811 Balboa Place, Dallas TX 75224

Pick Up of Unsold Work

Monday, March 6, 12 – 3 pm
at Sunset Art Studios, 1811 Balboa Place, Dallas TX 75224

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Women & Their Work Call For Solo Exhibition Proposals due Dec. 16


Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Women & Their Work requests applications for our 2017-2018 Solo Exhibition Series.

Selections are based on an evaluation of the work you submit; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We encourage selected artists to create new work; no work that has previously been exhibited in Austin will be accepted for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands the 1,700 square foot gallery.

Women & Their Work 2017-2018 Solo Exhibition Series
1710 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701

Entry Fee: $25.00

View Site Details

December 16, 2016: Deadline for all applications online.
February 24, 2017: Notification to all applicants.
November 2017 – December 2018: Exhibitions will be scheduled for six-week periods between these dates.

Women artists currently residing in Texas (please provide a valid Texas address upon entry) who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past five years are eligible.

Apply here: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3846

Submitted by Kristin Moore. Email: moore@womenandtheirwork.org

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Don’t Call Me Baby: An All Female Art Show Aug. 13


It’s paintbrushes against the patriarchy y’all.

18+ 12$ on eventbrite, 15$ at the door.

On August 13th, Don’t Call Me Baby: An All Female Art Show will be hosted at Shipping & Receiving featuring over 60 FEMALE ARTISTS, INDOOR SKATEBOARDING, FEMALE PUNK BANDS, LIVE FEMALE GRAFFITI ARTIST, ZINES, VISUAL ART, FOOD TRUCKS and more.

Saturday, August 13 at 8:30 PM – 2 AM
Shipping & Receiving, 201 S Calhoun St, Fort Worth, Texas 76104


Don’t Call Me Baby intends to empower and raise awareness to it’s guests about the female experience and perspective through a diverse group of artists’s voices. A portion of the art profits will be donated to local women’s organization Women’s Center. There will also be a booth with information on resources as well as a donation box.

The first band starts at 9pm, as well as the skateboarding course opening up, in addition to food trucks, a live graffiti set, zines and more.

For any questions, or if you are interested in volunteering/participating in the art show, please email sarahembooking13@gmail.com!

For complete list of artists see https://www.facebook.com/events/621479941336451/

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Women in Print and Kathleen Wilke open March 12 at the Bath House


521 E. Lawther Drive • Dallas, Texas 75218  www.bathhousecultural.com

Women in Print

Dorothy Chabay-Dempsey

March 12-April 30, 2016

Reception with the Artists:
Saturday, March 12, 2016
(7-9 PM)

The reception will feature music by award-winning classical guitarist, Clara McLain. The exhibition, reception, and all other events related the Women in Print exhibition are free and open to the public.

Women in Print celebrates the artwork of sixteen local and regional women printmakers. An important goal of the exhibition, according to the Curator, is to showcase a variety of styles and imagery that can be achieved by traditional analogue printmaking techniques.

The Curator invited a very diverse group of artists to participate in the exhibition in order to show the wide range of possibilities available in this medium. Etchings, woodcut prints, serigraphs, monotypes, collagraphs, linocut prints, and works that combine traditional prints and mixed media are presented in the show to communicate ideas and thoughts in both representational and abstract styles.

The Women in Print exhibition features artwork by Diana Antohe, Julianne Biehl, Dorothy Chabay-Dempsey, Viola Delgado, Jeanet Dreskin-Haig, Barbara Elam, Peggy Epner, Orna Feinstein, Elizabeth A. Holden, Ruth Forbes Litwin, Ann McIntyre, Jackie McLelland, Margaret Ratelle, Linda Ridgway, Terri Thoman, and Cecilia Thurman.

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Silent Witness: Photographs by Kathleen Wilke

Kathleen Wilke

Through April 30, 2016

Meet the Artist:
Saturday, March 12, 2016
(7-9 PM)

Silent Witness is a recent exhibition of art by Dallas photographer, Kathleen Wilke. The series, presented at the White Rock Lake Museum, features a collection of photographs that highlight the beauty, mystery, and allure of the lake.

Kathleen, an award-winning artist, has been celebrated for her underwater portraits, which have received enthusiastic praise for their ability to conjure up a graceful and spellbinding surrealistic world that the artist manages to create every time she sets out to capture the beauty and personality of her subjects. Despite the popularity of her portraits, Kathleen decided to put her underwater photography gear aside momentarily in order to focus her attention completely on producing this museum series, which was designed to document various aspects of life at or near White Rock Lake.

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Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749www.bathhousecultural.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.


The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website at http://www.bathhousecultural.com

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VARENPORT Residency Program Applications for Fall 2016


The VARENPORT residency program awards fully sponsored memberships to approximately 9 to 20 Dallas-based women arts entrepreneurs each year, depending on available space. Residencies of six months include studio space, meeting rooms, high speed internet, various community amenities, and public transportation or parking stipends when available, valuing over $10,000.00 in programmatic and overhead expenses.


Each Program is divided into two seasons of six months, each.
Spring:  January 1st – June 30th
Fall:   July 1st – December 31st

The application period for the Spring 2016 session is closed.
The application period for the Fall 2016 session is March 1 through June 30, 2016. 

For more information see http://www.varenport.com/residency-program





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Contemporary Women: Abstract Perspectives

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Red Buds by Irma Ward

Contemporary Women: Abstract Perspectives featuring Irma Ward, Sara Miller, Kim Collins and Carolyn Riegelman will be the featured art event at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248, from September 1 – 24, 2015. Please join Irma, Kim, Carolyn, Sara and the Public Arts Board for an Evening with the Artists, Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall. The exhibit and reception are free and suitable for all ages. Enjoy the incredible abstract creations of these talented artists along with lively conversation and refreshments. For more information regarding the Keller Public Arts and “Contemporary Women; Abstract Perspectives” or other events please go to the website, www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts; email publicarts@cityofkeller.com or phone 817-743-4000.

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Carolyn Riegelman

KC Cityscape

Kim Collins Cityscape


Submitted by Keller Public Arts. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Contemporary Women Abstract Perspective


Contemporary Women Abstract Perspective

September  1-24,  2015  

Keller  Town  Hall   1100  Bear  Creek  Parkway   Keller,  TX  76248   presents

Meet  the  artists  on  September  10,  2015    7-­‐9pm     Refreshments  provided  by the Classic at Roanoke

Featuring paintings by Kim Collins, Carolyn Riegelman, Sara Miller, and Irma Ward

Flyer: Contemporary Women


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Walk the Light Announces Program for Women Artists: VARENPORT


Walk the Light Announces New Program for Women Artist Entrepreneurs: VARENPORT


Varenport to serve as a beacon for local women artists ready to launch their careers

DALLAS, TX {WEDNESDAY, 08/19/15}—Walk the Light (WTL) announces the beginning of a new artist in residency and incubator program called Varenport coming this fall in the heart of downtown Dallas.

The Varenport membership program supports the entrepreneurship of women artists by providing a free, professional co-working environment that offers much needed moral support, networking opportunities, continuing education, and mentorship resources.

“We’re thrilled to be launching this program for women,” said WTL’s Founder, Laura Allen Golatt. “This initiative embodies our mission of making the arts a vehicle for change by expanding opportunity for women artist entrepreneurs within the city of Dallas, which we hope will be an empowering source for all women everywhere and rise the tide for all ships.”

The membership program awards fully sponsored residencies to Dallas-based women artist entrepreneurs. Residencies of six months include studio space, meeting rooms, high-speed internet, continuing education programming, and various other community amenities valuing over $10,000.00 per artist. Much more than a typical residency, members can enjoy the dynamics of a co-working environment by becoming a family with an artist community that leads to the development of collaborative relationships.

Varenport is proud to partner with local business experts like Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) and Staff Retreat Co. to provide workshops and clinics for continuing education related to entrepreneurial and business startup needs like accounting, legal structuring, vision casting, and marketing which help the artists successfully launch their businesses or organizations. The first workshop will be presented on September 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at their location, 211 N. Ervay St., 8th floor, Dallas, TX 75201. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.varenport.com/workshops. Upon completion of the program, artists will have built the foundation for their endeavors so that they can thrive in the marketplace and will be connected to mentors and professional consultants who can be resources for years to come.

Artists selected for this program are career-ready and need a short duration of incubation. Applicants must be artists, arts entrepreneurs, makers, creatives, or arts collectives working together on establishing a company, professional group, partnership, or non-profit organization for the purpose of promoting the arts. Applicants must also be women, but other identifiers such as race, religion, age, orientation, or any other demographic factors will never prohibit or exclude a person from being considered as a member.

There are two programming sessions each year with two application periods. The application for the spring session is currently open. For more information on the program, please visit: http://www.varenport.com

Varenport is hosting a silent auction fundraiser and grand opening on October 10, 2015 from 6-10:00 p.m. at their location, 211 N. Ervay St., 8th floor, Dallas, TX 75201. Contact laura@varenport.com for questions regarding the silent auction and grand opening.

About Walk the Light:
Walk the Light is “Making the Arts a Vehicle for Change” by providing venues that support our arts community and benefit valuable change efforts. Walk the Light provides a premier office and studio co-working residency for women artist entrepreneurs. Walk the Light also produces an annual arts festival called, “Where Old Meets New”, which brings economic stimulus into the Historic Downtown area of Cedar Hill, TX while producing a savory atmosphere from a stunning fusion of commonality, celebration and compounding creativity to enhance the lives of both the artists and citizens of Cedar Hill.

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